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1994, Mexican Presidential Election Results

Date: Mon, 5 Sep 94 03:48:59 CST
From: Vladimir Escalante 
Subject: FINAL TALLIES
  As always everything is ambiguous, uncertain and unclear. 
  According to the maximum vote counter, the Federal Electoral 
Institute, there are two final tallies so that you can choose 
depending on your political ideology. 
  If *ALL* cast votes are counted (including annulled votes), 
the final tally for the Presidential election was:
PRI:  48.77%
PAN:  25.94%
PRD:  16.60%
Therefore PRI candidate Zedillo did not obtained 50%.
  If annulled votes are not counted, the final tally is: 
PRI:  50.18%
PAN:  26.69%
PRD:  17.08%
Therefore Zedillo is above 50%. 
Mexican law does not say what's the correct way to present results, 
therefore you choose whatever you like. The official criterion has 
varied according to the circumstances. In 1982 the official percentage for 
PRI candidate Miguel de la Madrid was computed from the total of 
cast votes (70.99%) while in 1988 the official percentage for 
Carlos Salinas was computed from the valid number of votes (50.47%). 
It remains to be seen what will be this year's choice. 
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As far as the Senate the results are: 
PRI 64 majority seats +  0 minority seats + 31 not contested seats= 95
PAN  0                + 24                +  1                    = 25
PRD  0                +  8                +  0                    =  8
Minority seats are awarded to the runner up in the State election. 
There are 32 seats in the current Senate that won't be contested until the 
1997 federal election. 
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In the lower chamber of Congress, the PRI lost a few seats with respect 
to the 1991 elections. The most contested Congress race took place in 
1988. The PRI started to recover most of the lost terrain shortly 
thereafter. The lower chamber has 500 seats. 200 of the 500 seats 
are given to candiates of other parties according to the proportion of 
votes they got in each district. Here are the returns of this and 
previous years: 
                                                 1994  1991  1988
PRI 278 majority seats +  22 proportional seats = 300   320   260
PAN  17                + 102                    = 119    89   
PRD   5                +  69                    =  71    41   | 239 opposition
PT    0                +  10                    =  10     0   | seats in 1988
OTHERS 0               +   0                    =   0    50  / 
The PRD did not exist in 1988 although the PAN and the coalition that 
Cardenas formed with other parties got 239 seats in Congress in 1988. 
Vladimir Escalante Ramirez.